I dream a world by Langston Hughes portrays the poet’s hope for a better world. In this poem, he advocates for the blacks who suffered based on their color and race.
In the first stanza, the poet dreams of a world where people are not discriminated against. Poet calls for a universal brotherhood irrespective of any divisions.
He believes that such a world will result in love and peace. Poet mentions that other men which symbolize black in this context. In wider terms of literature other means, someone doesn’t belong to a group. He mocks the people’s attitude where separation is created based on color.
He writes about political freedom which was not common for blacks in the early twentieth century. He ridicules the society where the majority exploits the freedom of the minority to extend their limits.
In the next stanza, the poet expresses his concern for the geographical freedom of the blacks. He calls for a migration system where people are treated equally without the barriers of their race.
The poet set this writing on the grounds of love and peace. He believes that eventually, discrimination should pave way for love and peace.
He speaks about inclusive love where there is no separation between the blacks and whites. He opines it can take away the miseries from the world.
The negro speaks of rivers is also a poem written by Hughes to express his concerns about the blacks.
Read the poem below
I dream a world where man No other man will scorn, Where love will bless the earth And peace its paths adorn I dream a world where all Will know sweet freedom’s way, Where greed no longer saps the soul Nor avarice blights our day A world I dream where black or white Whatever race you be
Will share the bounties of the earth And every man is free Where wretchedness will hang its head And joy, like a pearl, Attends the needs of all mankind Of such I dream, my world!